Robert Vance Reopens in Deerfield, Ill.

Jack Shniderman, center, and his staff

Robert Vance has re-opened its doors in Deerfield Square, an upscale shopping center about 25 miles north of Chicago.

Reinvention after 40 Years

Jack Shniderman and Phil Borntrager

Karen Alberg Grossman: Jack Shniderman works to reinvent Robert Vance, his 40-year-old Chicago-area men’s store. Among his first moves: hiring Phil Borntrager.

Midwest style

Akira

Elise Diamantini visits Chicago retailers, including Akira, Sir & Madame and Haberdash.

Bracing for change

LBM 1911

Jillian LaRochelle: Good news in tailored clothing: retailers at both ends of the spectrum have proclaimed comebacks in the category.